The application deadline is March 16, and an application form may be found here. The Fellowship is only open to Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows,
About: The Public Voices Fellowship in partnership with The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is part of The OpEd Project’s prestigious national initiative to change who writes history. The internationally acclaimed curriculum and method explore leadership, power, and action in an unfair world. Using time tested methods of transformational learning, fellows explore how credibility works, how ideas spread, when and why minds change, and how ideas play out over time and space. This program will engage selected fellows in intense, results-oriented thinking and activities around their own knowledge and impact. It will provide the inside information, high-level support and media connections to become influential on a large scale. Other participating institutions include Yale, Dartmouth, Northwestern, The Ford Foundation, and more. Fellows will join a national network of peers, allowing for knowledge-sharing and innovation across institutions.
Impact: The Public Voices Fellowship has a track record of stunning results, generating personal, professional, and public outcomes with far-reaching implications. Fellows have published opeds in high-impact venues and gone on to publish history-changing books. They have briefed Congress, advised the White House, launched new research studies and centers, and sparked national and international debate. They have written books, collaborated on research grants, and driven policy change. The resulting impact of their ideas entering public consciousness has been expansive and is hard to overstate.
Logistics: Fellows participate in four convenings (day-long or half-day), scheduled at two-three month intervals. Attendance at every convening is required. Fellows are also assigned to work with veteran journalist mentors for dedicated one-on-one coaching throughout the year. In addition, fellows will have periodic opportunities to join calls with public thinkers and influencers and will receive weekly customized email support and news alerts. Upon completion of the fellowship, they will have access to a powerful network of peers, as well as to The OpEd Project's national network of high-level journalist mentors.
The Public Voices Fellowship is an initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities, foundations, and mission-aligned organizations across the globe. Additional information may be found at the following sites:
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What’s it like? Watch a short video: Public Voices Fellowship at Emory University